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Robert South (1634-1716) : An Introduction to his Life and Sermons - Gerard Reedy

Robert South (1634-1716)

An Introduction to his Life and Sermons

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1992
ISBN: 9780521401647
Number Of Pages: 192

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Robert South (1634-1716) was one of the great Anglican writers and preachers of his age. A contemporary of Dryden and Locke, he faced the profound political and philosophical changes taking place at the beginning of the Enlightenment in England. With the interdependence of Church and State forcing a conjunction of religious and political issues, South's life and work as a preacher show him reacting to changes in civil and ecclesiastical polity over the course of his active public life. Gerard Reedy's book, the first major study of South, makes a strong case for the importance of his sermons, their complexity, beauty and wit, and their place in the history of post-Restoration English literature. Discussing sermons of South which deal with his theory of politics, language, the sacrament and mystery, Reedy reintroduces us to a lively and seminal master of prose, politics and theology in the late Stuart era.

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"Reedy has done all students of English Renaissance literature and religious history a great service through his careful delineation of South's homiletic achievement. His volume is modest in size, but it demonstrates the importance of South's work and captures significant dimensions of his thought, surely prompting others to further study." John N. Wall, Theological Studies

List of illustrations
Abbreviations and note on the text
Westminster and Christ Church
South's Sermons in context
South and the political sermon
South and the misuse of language
South on the sacrament
South and mystery
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ISBN: 9780521401647
ISBN-10: 052140164X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature & Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th February 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 15.75  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.36

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